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Why is it that people get muscle weakness in hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia?

Why is it that people get muscle weakness in hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia?

Important K: Potassium is integral for muscle contraction - when too high or too low it causes problems like muscle cramps. As the heart is a muscle it is also very important for your heart function. ...Read more

Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...Read more


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Why would a person get muscle weakness in the leg?

Why would a person get muscle weakness in the leg?

Nerve&muscle damage: Any type of nerve injury in your lower spine or in your leg can cause muscle weakness. Muscle diseases can lead to weakness. Sometimes brain conditions lead to muscle weakness, too. A detailed neurological exam can identify the likely area of damage. ...Read more

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When a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?

When a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does  muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?

Expect this: If the nerve coverings are the source of damage, it will take about 4 weeks, but if the central axonal core is affected, recovery speed is similar to fingernail growth, about 0.1 mm per day. Your surgeon can help explain this process. ...Read more

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Muscles get weak/heavy while showering & when shake cloth after, relief when stopping in secs if I dont gets weaker/heavier.Happn dure seasonal change

Muscles get weak/heavy while showering & when shake cloth after, relief when stopping in secs if I dont gets weaker/heavier.Happn dure seasonal change

Muscle weakness: hello~ do you have any eyelid drooping? This is an important symptom and DOES WARRANT work up to rule out myasthenia gravis, myositis, myasthenia. Have this looked at asap please thanks ...Read more

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Whenever I drink coffee after 20-30 minutes I get muscle weakness, sleepiness, and tired why?

Whenever I drink coffee after 20-30 minutes I get muscle weakness, sleepiness, and tired why?

Adverse reaction?: Perhaps, you have an allergy or a sensitivity to coffee. Other possibilities include reactions to flavors- if a flavored coffee, to the choice of cream or creamer, or to the choice of sweetener. (You can try to isolate by checking if there is a reaction when tasting just one of the individual ingredients and monitoring your symptoms, if this applies.) Maybe you will need to stop drinking coffee. ...Read more

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Took 50, 000iu/day vita d for 3 months bc of muscle weakness that was due to low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Now how to get rid of 3.5mil iu vita d reserve in body?

Took 50, 000iu/day vita d for 3 months bc of muscle weakness that was due to low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Now how to get rid of 3.5mil iu vita d reserve in body?

Don't worry: Vitamin d remains in your body about 2 weeks. Normally you take 2000u-5000u vitamin d3 daily to achieve a blood level of 50, but your doctor can order a blood level to verify. The large doses of vitamin d2 you took for a medical problem will be gone soon. Continue vitamin d3 to prevent deficiency and weakness in the future. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get mild to severe pain in wrists and hands, sometimes muscle weakness as well. Tested negative for lupus & rheumatoid artiritis. Any suggestions?

I get mild to severe pain in wrists and hands, sometimes muscle weakness as well. Tested negative for lupus & rheumatoid artiritis. Any suggestions?

Could still be: While lab testing is great at predicting disease, it isn't always confirmatory. There is something called Seronegative (meaning labs are negative) RA and Lupus. Generally only a rheumatologist can make this call but often you family physician can start therapy in the mean time to your evaluation. Ibuprofen is usually where more start for pain control. ...Read more

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14yr old girl has pseudotumor. She gets exausted, has migrains, her muscles get weak and sore it becomes difficult to walk. Many dr visits. Any advice?

14yr old girl has pseudotumor. She gets exausted, has migrains, her muscles get weak and sore it becomes difficult to walk. Many dr visits. Any advice?

Evaluate: She needs to be evaluated for the possible causes of pseudo tumor. For example, overdose of vitamin a or d can lead to it, as can tetracycline use. In addition to treatment, try to evaluate the cause. I would start with a neurologist and perhaps a ct scan. You don't want to do a lumbar puncture without evaluating the contents of the head first. ...Read more

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For two years I’ve been having pain and muscle weakness in my legs.The pain starts when I sit. Sometimes along with the pain I get nausea and headaches. I recently found out that my CPK is 546. What could be causing the leg pain?

For two years I’ve been having pain and muscle weakness in my legs.The pain starts when I sit. Sometimes along with the pain I get nausea and headaches. I recently found out that my CPK is 546. What could be causing the leg pain?

Myositis : Myositis, or muscle inflammation, may have any numbers or causes. The first place to look is whether the muscle inflammation is due to a medicine or supplements that you are taking. If that is not the case, polymyositis and dermatomyositis, are two diseases caused by a faulty immune system that causes the body's immune system to attack the muscles. I would start with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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30yrmale.Since6month leg muscle weakness(had vitD,B12 def).CKP is 184.feel fatigue in leg when i walk for 10mins.is it Myopia?will kidney get affected

30yrmale.Since6month leg muscle weakness(had vitD,B12 def).CKP is 184.feel fatigue in leg when i walk for 10mins.is it Myopia?will kidney get affected

Need more informat: WE need more information. It is not myopia and I doubt we have enough information but unlikely to be kidney involvement. Weakness can be vascular, neurologic problem or muscular to suggest a few possibilities. Your physicians will need to consider these and other causes. ...Read more

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When on my feet for a few hours, my feet swell, legs hurt, muscles get weak, and toenails hurt, and leg, foot, ankle and toe joints ache. Whats up?

When on my feet for a few hours, my feet swell, legs hurt, muscles get weak, and toenails hurt, and leg, foot, ankle and toe joints ache. Whats up?

Varicose veins: The commonest cause probably is varicose veins (they may not be superficial and easily seen) you probably need ultrasound of the lower extremities. ...Read more

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Muscle weakness in my thigh why?

Muscle  weakness  in my thigh why?

Muscle weakness x 1: weakness on one side, in one muscle group, could be due to injury or something called radiculopathy. The latter is a pinched nerve root in the lower back. It may also cause pain or numbness. If you have pain, numbness and weakness on one side, in one muscle group, radiculopathy is the likely answer. ...Read more

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What causes muscle weakness in polio?

What causes muscle weakness in polio?

See below: The polio virus attacks the nerves in the spinal cord that supply the muscles. Called motor nerves. Polio does not affect the nerves that deal with sensation. When the nerves die due to the polio virus, the muscles tend to wither and that is what causes the weakness. Post polio syndrome can occur 30-40 years later with new symptoms of weakness and fatigue. It is not a reactivation of the virus. ...Read more

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What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

What causes muscle weakness and sleepiness?

Narcolepsy?: Some patients have narcolepsy and cataplexy. It is characterized by sudden and transient episodes of bilateral loss of muscle tone without loss of consciousness often triggered by an emotional stimulus such as laughter, surprise, anger, fear or humorous situations. Other reasons are sleep paralysis (weakness on awakening), what could be normal. ...Read more

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What to do about muscle weakness?

Find out why: Is it a problem with nerve, muscle, neuromuscular junction, medication rxtn, a progressive problem with the spine, a thyroid disorder, a vitamin deficiency, etc? Have your doctor examine you and get some testing. Find out why! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness?

Clinical, perceived: Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from brain to muscle itself. ...Read more

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What should I do? I'm getting muscle weakness when i wake up?

Muscle weakness: Waking up with muscle weakness , you need to be seen medically and get blood workup to check your electrolytes and muscle enzymes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness on one side of body?

What is the definition or description of: Muscle weakness on one side of body?

Hemiparesis: Hemiparesis describes the condition of weakness on one side of the body and not the other. Although there are multiple potential causes, having had a stroke is one of the most common causes of hemiparesis. ...Read more

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Does muscle weakness in children always have an underlining condition or cause?

Does muscle weakness in children always  have an underlining condition or cause?

Usually: Children should not be displaying muscle weakness. There is often a cause. See a pediatric neurologist for the best diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes extreme muscle weakness & pinching pains all over your body?

I could possibly: Generate a very large list of medical conditions that may lead to these types of symptoms. It is best to speak with your doctor and start with a basic work up first. That will help eliminate items from that list. ...Read more

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What techniques could be used to determine the cause of severe muscle weakness after only mild exercise?

What techniques could be used to determine the cause of severe muscle weakness after only mild exercise?

Many: The workup would start with metabolic tests, thyroid function tests, serum chemistries, blood counts, and could progress to electromyograms, nerve conduction tests, and also muscle biopsy. ...Read more

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What should I do to counteract statin muscle weakness?

What should I do to counteract statin muscle weakness?

Lessen you dosage: Consult with your doctor. The rx instructions indicate a reduction of dosage is in order under the guidance of your doctor. A pill splitter can cut the pills in half to give you half dose. You can eliminate certain days a week to cut your overall dose. I know a person that reduce their dose to taking only 5 mg once per week - approved by their doctor, and is doing well.. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for muscle weakness?

Therapy: After removing any possible reversible causes from the equation, i would recommend therapy for strengthening. ...Read more

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Is mild muscle weakness expected while taking a statin?

Is mild muscle weakness  expected while taking a statin?

No but is possible: Most people on statins have absolutely no muscle issues at all; a rare/unusual subset of patients could have muscle problems related to inappropriate muscle conversion of "fuel" into energy. There are blood tests that can help define whether that issue is occurring while taking a statin. Talk to your personnal physician. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more